Medical Student COVID-19 Info

The UNC School of Medicine is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. Included here are a variety of valuable resources for medical students

Student Exposure ProtocolCOVID-19 ResourcesCOVID Emergency Fund Form




COVID-19 Pandemic Contract for UNC SOM

Community Standards During COVID-19
With health and safety as our first priority, our ability to offer a residential, in-person educational experience hinges on the willingness of our campus community to come together in support of our collective health and safety. Each of us has a responsibility to know and act on these standards and policies in a way that maximizes a safe and healthy environment for us to teach, work, learn and live.

To this end, we are developing a set of community standards and policies for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are all in this together, and we believe that together, we can face the challenges presented by COVID-19 with resilience, determination and great support for our community.

The Science and Practice of Infection Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic
UNC Health presentation from 5/28/2020

Student Exposure Protocol

Reporting Safety Concerns While on Clinical Rotations
Each health system has ways to report lapses in safety that you witness. The systems are all working hard to find multifaceted ways to ensure a safe learning and work environment, and in particular are enforcing COVID related guidelines more strongly. If you do see COVID related lapses or other safety concerns, you may use the systems reporting structure. Of course, always consider giving direct feedback if you see things like colleagues not wearing masks or not practicing appropriate social distancing.

  • UNC Health – SAFE available as app after logging on to Epic
  • Cone Health – Safety Zone Portal linked within EHR
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center – Verge incident reporting system as icon on desktop
  • WakeMed – RL Solutions Incident Report
  • Atrium – Safety Concern Reporting
  • Asheville – contact Gaye Colvin (
  • If you are in a site that does not have a formal system for reporting please use the mistreatment link or contact Student Affairs

Personal Protective Equipment and Covid-19 – Videos in Clinical Medicine
Given the threat of coronavirus disease 2019, or Covid-19, it is important to emphasize the use of proper precautions for infection control in health care settings.The best way for health care workers to prevent infection with SARS-CoV-2 is through training and demonstrated competency in putting on and removing, also known as donning and doffing, personal protective equipment (PPE). Watch the videos here:

Student Protocol for returning to clinical rotations
The following steps must be completed before students can start a clinical rotation at UNC Health or any of the regional campuses (Updated 6/08/2020)

COVID Emergency Fund Form
Request emergency funds by submitting this form along with original documentation of your situation, including any relevant receipts, bills, statements, etc. to the Financial Aid Office.

Carolina COVID-19 Student Services Corps (Carolina CSSC)
As the need across the state has grown, student leaders from the School of Medicine have partnered with the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to form the Carolina Covid-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC). Carolina CSSC increases the capacity of health professional students to engage in service-learning to address the needs of health systems and communities across North Carolina (NC).

AAMC Specialty Response to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to medical education across the country and several specialties have released guidance around their application cycle.

SOM IT: Work Remotely
Information intended to help you plan and prepare for alternate work arrangements

Continuity of Learning
The Continuity of Learning resources offers strategies and tools to help maintain course continuity during temporary closures

Orange County Social Services

NC 2-1-1
Help resources provided by United Way

Interfaith Food Council
Offers Food Pantry and Financial Assistance. (919) 929-6380

Spectrum Internet
Offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days (March 16-May 15) for families with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum plan. Call 1-844-488-8395 to get set up

NC Unemployment Insurance
Federal Unemployment

Carolina Student Impact Fund
The fund will provide emergency support for various expenses, such as housing, food, travel and technology to students who are unable to meet the unexpected financial burdens resulting from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19 Support Group for Any UNC-CH Student
If you are a student wanting to connect to others and talk through concerns related to COVID-19, join UNC CAPS and other students via Zoom to share your experiences and support one another.

UNC-Chapel Hill Financial Aid Office
Contact and dubmit email request for COVID-19 financial assistance assistance

UNC Counseling and Psychological Services
A variety of consultation and crisis services are still being offered.

Stay Informed

Up-to-date information from the Main University campus
Including emergency event status and travel restrictions

Resources for University faculty, staff and students